Anna Campbell

Biography

ANNA CAMPBELL has written 11 multi award-winning historical romances for Hachette Grand Central Publishing and Avon HarperCollins. As an independently published author, she's released more than 30 bestselling stories, including her two popular series The Dashing Widows (7 books) and The Lairds Most Likely (10 books). Anna has won numerous awards for her Regency-set stories including RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice, the Booksellers Best, the Golden Quill (three times), the Heart of Excellence (twice), the Write Touch, the Aspen Gold (twice) and the Australian Romance Readers Association's favorite historical romance (five times). She's currently engaged in writing a new series set in Regency London called A Scandal in Mayfair. The first two books, One Wicked Wish and Two Secret Sins, are now out, with the third book, Three Times Tempted, out at the end of 2021. When Anna isn't traveling the world in search of inspiration for her books, she lives near the sea on the beautiful east coast of Australia.

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Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'd been traditionally published since 2006 but I wanted more flexibility in terms of style of book, pricing and release dates than I could manage with the big publishers. I've been overwhelmed with the warm welcome my indie releases have received. Thank you, readers!
What is your writing process?
I'm an organic writer. I start with two really compelling characters and something that stops them from getting together, whether it be a situation, past history or a villain. Then I tell myself the story with each chapter growing out of the chapter before. I have a few ideas for scenes further on in the book and of course, because it's a romance, I know my hero and heroine are going to get together in the end, but I let it all happen naturally in the course of the story.
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Where to find Anna Campbell online

Series

The Dashing Widows
Scandal is the new black! A sparkling 7-book series full of luscious love stories and Regency charm. You can buy the first six books in a bargain boxed set, while Lord Garson's Bride is a stand-alone full-length novel that brings the whole cycle to a sensual, romantic end.
The Sons of Sin
The Sons of Sin series comes to an end with a breathtakingly romantic story about Marianne who must put aside duty to follow her heart when she falls in love with dark, dangerous Elias Thorne.

Books

The Last Duke She’d Marry: Scoundrels of Mayfair Book 3
Series: Scoundrels of Mayfair. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,590. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
She wants to be a duchess. Just not HIS duchess! Proper Lady Juliet Frain was born to be a duchess. Everyone says so. But when she meets the scandalous Duke of Evesham, all her best-laid plans go up in smoke. He’s not the man she wants to want, but he’s the man she finds irresistible. Can she trust her feelings, when good sense insists only ruin looms ahead?
Four Christmas Kisses: A Scandal in Mayfair Book 4
Series: A Scandal in Mayfair, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,770. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Holiday
(4.00 from 1 review)
After Lord Denton is injured during a snowstorm, his rescuer is Anthea Bryars, the loveliest woman he’s ever seen. But he’s horrified to discover that at Yardley Hall, he’s universally hated. To play for time, he pretends he’s lost his memory. But one lie leads to others, until he’s hopelessly tangled in desire and deception. Could four Christmas kisses mean goodbye or happy forever after?
The Trouble with Earls: Scoundrels of Mayfair Book 2
Series: Scoundrels of Mayfair. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,290. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Lord Renfrew has no interest in marrying a well-bred miss. But when he meets shy Lady Viola Frain, desire and his native recklessness create an explosive mix. Within days, scandal erupts, followed by a wedding. Society forecasts disaster for this mismatched couple. Can passion unite rake and recluse? Or is the truth as Viola fears? That the trouble with earls is they’ll break your heart.
The Worst Lord in London: Scoundrels of Mayfair Book 1
Series: Scoundrels of Mayfair. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,840. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Headlong into sin… Independent Kate Starr has loved Lord Shelburn since she was sixteen, but as a mill-owning industrialist, she and the libertine earl inhabit different worlds. Then one fateful day, Shelburn invites her to partake in a scandalous race, and immediate physical attraction becomes blazing passion. But is this affair a shooting star, or a chance at lifelong happiness?
Three Times Tempted: A Scandal in Mayfair Book 3
Series: A Scandal in Mayfair, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,830. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The gardener and the lady! American Caleb Black is at odds with England’s hidebound rules. Despite his wealth and brilliance as a landscape designer, he’s considered little better than a servant in status-obsessed London. So when he sets his sights on marrying Lady Imogen Ridley, Lord Deerforth’s lovely, spirited daughter, he knows he’s asking for trouble.
Her Christmas Highlander: Four Luscious Scottish Romances Previously Published in the Lairds Most Likely Series
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 158,240. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Holiday, Fiction » Romance » Regency
What about a Highlander or four under your Christmas tree this year? Spend the Festive Season in the beautiful western Highlands with these four romantic, heart-warming tales of dashing Scotsmen and the bonny women who enchant them! All stories previously published as separate titles in the Lairds Most Likely series.
Two Secret Sins: A Scandal in Mayfair Book 2
Series: A Scandal in Mayfair, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,830. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
The Saint and the Sinner! Viscount Colville is a man of immaculate character with parliamentary ambitions. Lady Verena Gerard is a headstrong widow with a string of lovers and an unhappy marriage in her scandalous past. Two people with nothing in common, except irresistible desire. Will the handsome viscount defy society and Verena’s fears to win the bride he wants?
One Wicked Wish: A Scandal in Mayfair Book 1
Series: A Scandal in Mayfair, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,210. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
Her secret lover… Lord Halston and impoverished companion Stella Faulkner start a sizzling affair under the cover of a respectable house party. But once this interval of heady delight ends, what will become of the humble governess and the wicked earl? Must they return to being strangers as originally arranged, or will five days of intoxicating sin turn into forever?
The Highlander’s Christmas Lassie: The Lairds Most Likely Book 10
Series: The Lairds Most Likely, The Lairds Most Likely Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,870. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Previously published in the multi-author anthology Have Yourself a Merry Little Scandal. Young love torn apart. After years of searching, Malcolm Innes, Laird of Dun Carron, finally finds his beloved Rhona and the son they had together. But their reunion is far from what he expected. Can the magic of Christmas give the faithful laird and his spirited darling their long-delayed happy ending?
The Highlander’s Rescued Maiden: The Lairds Most Likely Book 9
Series: The Lairds Most Likely, The Lairds Most Likely Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,100. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dashing Will Mackinnon comes ashore at a rocky island dominated by a stone tower. Inside, he discovers lovely Ellen Cameron and a passion that eclipses anything he’s experienced. This brave adventurer vows to rescue the captive maiden and make her his. But dark shadows gather. Will has found the love of a lifetime – but will it cost him his life?
The Highlander’s Christmas Countess: The Lairds Most Likely Book 8
Series: The Lairds Most Likely, The Lairds Most Likely Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,430. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
The new stableboy has a secret! She’s actually Christabel Urquhart, Countess of Appin, running from her violent stepbrother. Quentin MacNab guesses Kit is no boy – she’s far too bonny. When a snowstorm traps Kit and Quentin together overnight, the discovery of her identity sparks a rushed marriage. But can the Christmas Countess trust her charming new husband’s promises of protection?
The Highlander’s Forbidden Mistress: The Lairds Most Likely Book 7
Series: The Lairds Most Likely, The Lairds Most Likely Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,710. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
Widowed Selina Martin faces another marriage founded on duty, not love. Notorious Lord Bruard invites her to share seven days of pleasure before she weds her boorish fiancé. Selina has always done the right thing, but this offer from a handsome rake is irresistible. She’ll surrender to her fantasies, then accept a loveless union. What could possibly go wrong?
The Highlander’s English Bride: The Lairds Most Likely Book 6
Series: The Lairds Most Likely, The Lairds Most Likely Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Hamish Douglas has never got along with smart-mouthed Emily Baylor. When Emily looks likely to derail the event which will make Hamish’s career, his recklessness leaves her reputation in ruins. Reluctantly she accepts Hamish’s proposal, on the condition their union remains chaste. Except after they marry, Hamish reveals unexpected depths, and now the swaggering rogue admits that he desires her…
The Highlander’s Christmas Quest: The Lairds Most Likely Book 5
Series: The Lairds Most Likely, The Lairds Most Likely Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,390. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
She’s found the man for her, but he has no plans to stay on her island. Perhaps it’s time to try a little sabotage! Scotland. 1725. The moment she sees handsome Dougal Drummond, Kirsty Macbain tumbles headlong into love. Will this madcap Christmas deliver Kirsty’s heart’s desire – or will her scheming see Dougal sailing away to a life without her?
The Highlander’s Defiant Captive: The Lairds Most Likely Book 4
Series: The Lairds Most Likely, The Lairds Most Likely Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,770. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Scotland. 1699. In a time of heroes, the greatest hero of all is Callum Mackinnon, Laird of Achnasheen. Bonny Mhairi is the adored only child of Clan Drummond’s doughty chieftain and she’s inherited all her father’s courage and stubbornness. As Callum and Mhairi wage their passionate war of hearts, danger, treachery and desire circle closer and closer.
The Highlander’s Lost Lady: The Lairds Most Likely Book 3
Series: The Lairds Most Likely, The Lairds Most Likely Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,470. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A Highlander as brave and strong as a knight of old… When Diarmid Mactavish, Laird of Invertavey, discovers a mysterious woman washed up on his land after a wild storm, he takes her in and tries to find her family. But even as forbidden dreams of sensual fulfillment torment him, he’s convinced that this beautiful lassie isn’t what she seems. And if there’s one thing Diarmid despises, it’s a liar.
The Laird’s Christmas Kiss
Series: The Lairds Most Likely, The Lairds Most Likely Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,960. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Deck the halls with mistletoe! For years, shy wallflower Elspeth Douglas has pined for the attentions of dashing Brody Girvan, Laird of Invermackie. But the rakish Highlander doesn’t even know she’s alive. This Christmas, she realizes that she’ll never be happy until she stops loving her brother’s handsome friend.
Mistletoe Wishes: A Regency Christmas Collection
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 177,540. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Six breathtakingly romantic Christmas treats from Anna Campbell, together in one collection at last – and all at a bargain price! Including: The Winter Wife, Her Christmas Earl, A Pirate for Christmas, Mistletoe and the Major, A Match Made in Mistletoe, The Christmas Stranger
The Laird's Willful Lass
Series: The Lairds Most Likely, The Lairds Most Likely Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,030. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Marina Lucchetti is Fergus Mackinnon’s nightmare—a woman who defies a man’s guidance. Fergus challenges everything Marina believes. No two people could be less suited. But when passion enters the equation, good sense soon jumps into the loch. Will the laird and his willful lass discover their differences aren’t insurmountable, but the spice to flavor a lifetime of happiness
Lord Garson’s Bride: A Novel-Length Dashing Widows Romance
Series: The Dashing Widows, The Dashing Widows Book 7. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,660. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Hugh Rutherford, Lord Garson, loved and lost when his fiancée returned to the husband she’d believed drowned. In the three years since, Garson has come to loathe his notoriety as London’s most famous rejected suitor. It’s high time to find a bride, a level-headed, well-bred lady who will accept a loveless marriage and cause no trouble. Luckily he has just the candidate in mind.
The Christmas Stranger: A Regency Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,530. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Josiah Hale, society’s favorite aristocratic architect, stumbles upon an isolated manor house in a snowstorm, he feels like he’s entered a fairytale world. And Sleeping Beauty in this secret corner of Yorkshire is lovely, vulnerable Maggie Carr, surely a princess disguised as a humble housekeeper. Is Josiah her prince – or the man who will break her heart and leave her life in ruins?
Mistletoe and the Major
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,590. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
The Major is home from the wars at last… Edmund Sherritt, Major Lord Canforth, has devoted eight tumultuous years to fighting Napoleon. Finally Europe is at peace, and he can retire to his estates and the lovely wife he hasn’t seen since their brief, unhappy honeymoon. The innocent girl he loved from the first moment he saw her, but who shied away from him on their wedding night.
The Dashing Widows: Six Regency Novellas
Series: The Dashing Widows, A boxed set of 6 novellas. Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 234,990. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Scandal is the new black… For the first time, all six of Anna Campbell’s bestselling Dashing Widows novellas are available in one delicious boxed set. In Regency London, six daring women put aside the shadows of the past and set out to dazzle society. But in this world of dangerous games, love is the most dangerous game of all. Lose yourself in the irresistible world of the Dashing Widows.
Catching Captain Nash
Series: The Dashing Widows, The Dashing Widows Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,380. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Home is the sailor, home from the sea… Five years after he’s lost off the coast of South America, presumed dead, Captain Robert Nash escapes cruel captivity, and returns to London and the bride he loves, but barely knows. When he stumbles back into the family home, he’s appalled to find himself gate-crashing the party celebrating his wife’s engagement to another man.
Charming Sir Charles
Series: The Dashing Widows, The Dashing Widows Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,450. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Regency
From the moment Sir Charles meets Lady Norwood, he’s smitten. He courts her—dancing with her at every ball, escorting her around London. Because she’s acting as chaperone to her niece, Meg accompanies them. The lack of privacy chafes, but Charles’s intentions are honorable. But when he discovers that his careful pursuit has convinced Sally he's interested in Meg, he flings the rules out the window
A Match Made in Mistletoe: A Regency Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,710. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
All her life, Serena Talbot has been in love with the handsome boy next door, Sir Paul Garside. She always looks forward to Paul’s visit to her family over the Festive Season, even if he usually brings along his dark, sardonic friend Lord Hallam. This year, Serena is determined that Paul’s kiss under the mistletoe will lead to a proposal. Even if she has to enlist every ounce of Christmas magic.
Pursuing Lord Pascal
Series: The Dashing Widows, The Dashing Widows Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,330. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Dedicated farmer, Amy, Lady Mowbray has never had a romantical thought in her life, but fate steps in and waltzes this practical widow out of her rustic retreat into the glamour of the London season. When London's handsomest man pursues her, all her adolescent fantasies come true. And those fantasies turn disturbingly adult when grown-up desire enters the equation.
Stranded With The Scottish Earl
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,780. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
Blame it on the rain… After her engagement to a local landowner ends in scandal and recrimination, Charlotte Warren vows never to marry. Her father might write to say he’s found her the perfect husband – she’s sticking to her spinsterish guns. But when in the middle of a spring flood, her father’s choice turns up on the doorstep under an unconvincing alias, she has no choice but to take him in.
Winning Lord West
Series: The Dashing Widows, The Dashing Widows Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,770. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
All rakes are the same! Except when they’re not… Spirited Helena, Countess of Crewe, knows all about profligate rakes; she was married to one for 9 years and still bears the scars. Now this Dashing Widow plans a life of glorious freedom where she does just what she wishes – and nobody will ever hurt her again. So what is she to do when that handsome scoundrel Lord West sets out to make her his.
Tempting Mr. Townsend (Dashing Widows)
Series: The Dashing Widows, The Dashing Widows Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,790. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
Beauty - and the Beast? When rough diamond Anthony Townsend, who also happens to be one of the richest men in England, bursts into Lady Fenella’s house and demands she hand over his runaway nephew, this dashing widow embarks on a breathtaking adventure that might just end in exciting new love.
A Pirate for Christmas: A Regency Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,380. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Regency
What is vicar’s daughter Bess Farrar to do when the dashing new earl, the man gossip paints as a ruthless pirate, kisses her the day they meet? Why, kiss him right back, of course! Now Lord Channing vows to claim the lovely firebrand, despite interfering villagers, a snowstorm, scandal, & a rascally donkey. The gallant captain’s first landlocked Christmas promises mayhem–and a lifetime of passion.
The Seduction of Lord Stone
Series: The Dashing Widows, The Dashing Widows Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 44,800. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
For this reckless widow, love is the most dangerous game of all. Caroline, Lady Beaumont, arrives in London seeking excitement after ten dreary years of marriage. Another husband is the last thing on her mind. But rakish Lord Stone has a few tricks up his sleeve, tricks that might just convince her to gamble on passion lasting forever.
Three Proposals and a Scandal: A Sons of Sin Novella
Series: The Sons of Sin, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,090. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Whose hot kisses will melt the ice princess? All London is agog to know! Will beautiful Marianne Seaton choose rich Lord Desborough or handsome Lord Tranter – or dark, dangerous Elias Thorne? Get ready for proposals and passion, rivals and revelations, secrets and scandals at the season’s most glamorous house party.
Her Christmas Earl: A Regency Novella
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,250. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
No good deed goes unpunished… To save her hen-witted sister from scandal, Philippa Sanders ventures into a rake’s bedroom – and into his power. Now her reputation hangs by a thread and only a hurried marriage can rescue her. Is the Earl of Erskine the heartless libertine the world believes? Or will Philippa discover unexpected honor in a man notorious for his wild ways?
These Haunted Hearts: A Regency Ghost Romance
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,050. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
On one fateful wedding day at Marston Hall in 1818, four linked destinies hover in the balance. On one fateful wedding day at Marston Hall in 1818, will the lovers emerge triumphant or will darkness conquer all?
The Winter Wife: A Christmas Novella
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Sebastian Sinclair, Earl of Kinvarra, has spent ten wretched years regretting the mistakes he made with his young bride, but after long separation, the barriers between them are insurmountable. Until an unexpected encounter one stormy night makes him wonder if the barriers of mistrust and thwarted desire are so insurmountable after all. When winter weather traps Sebastian and his proud, lovely w